This was originally posted in another thread...by me, but I figured I'd put it on it's own to give some people some insight.
First, to anyone who would rather use the browser than an app for Facebook. IMHO, I like to get notifications. I like to know when someone I care to keep in touch with has left me a comment/etc. That's why I wanted a decent FB app. (I have bloo set to refresh notifications every 2 minutes and have never seen it use more than 4-5% of total battery consumption via the phone's battery usage info.)
To those that think there's no good FB app for Android or that all that any of them do is link to the browser/mobile/touch sites, guess again. This thread is about an app that avoids the browser as much as it can.
This thread is about bloo. There's been mention of it in several other threads, but I haven't seen anyone put together any sort of "presentation," if you will as to what makes it (IMO) better than the browser/other apps.
Here's some info that I put together to further illustrate my point as to the benefit of an app over the browser and to prove that it's possible to have a great app for FB: (I am NOT affiliated with the dev in any way)
This is your main screen (Pretty Self Explanatory)
When you click Share, you get this dialog. From here, you can upload video, or easily share links as well as simply update your status. bloo is also integrated well into the phone. You can share from your gallery via bloo. In Dolphin, when I click "Share Page" in the menu, bloo is also an option there, so it's not even necessary to copy the url and past it into the share box unless you want to put a comment with it
Next, you've got your feed. I like how things like the horoscope at the top are displayed in bloo a LOT better than the stock app. In fact, I just opened the native app and that horoscope doesn't even show in the feed. Sure, it's just a horoscope, but I have a buddy who's horoscope I like to comment on from time to time. I make it sound even more ridiculous and twist the meaning as I paraphrase it...Yeah...I'm a dork...